With his hotter than money ‘UK Takeover Vol. 1’ on the London FM playlist and exciting London FM listeners. We thought it only fair to track down the man himself and have an in-depth chat.
I’m doing good. I have been working on the finishing touches on my instrumental album ‘UK Takeover Vol. 1’
Tell us how you got to where you are today?
I am a music producer, songwriter, engineer and artist who goes by the name ‘Hot Money’. I own and run my own recording studio facility in London, UK and have worked with names such as Stefflon Don, Stormzy, Krept and Konan and more.
When did you start making music?
I started out playing piano from the age of around 7 years old. Later into my teenagers, I got my first computers for music making and started to make beats. Once I started to get good, I attended SAE (School of Audio Engineering) to learn how to make by beats knock and overall mixing techniques.
What are 3 words that describe your music?
Tight. Quality and Unique
How did you get into music?
My pops bought me a keyboard for Christmas so I started messing around with the demo presets. After a few months, I asked to learn more about the instrument, he then put me onto a piano tutor.
What is the most challenging thing you have overcome since birth?
Having children whilst pursuing a career in music. When you’ve got the pressure’s of putting food on the table, it steps your hustle to a whole new level.
Are you currently signed or independent?
I am currently independent working on building my own labels.
Who inspires you the most to make music?
I am most inspired by beatmakers and producers. I am more of a sound guy so I enjoy listening to the architecture of music productions. Names like Timbaland, Pharrell, Rodney Jerkins will always be legends to me.
Any new Drops coming out soon?
I’ve got an instrumental album coming out called ‘UK Takeover Vol. 1’. It’s a compilation of beats from UK Genre’s like Drill, Afro Swing and Grime.
What is your greatest achievement as a musician?
One of my greatest achievements is hearing my early Grime instrumentals take over the UK Club scene. The beats also got crazy radio play on the BBC (UK). I ended up getting a Best Producer Nomination from that!
Do you produce your own music? If not who do you work with?
I produce all of my own music in my London recording facility.
Who is one artist you wish you could work with?
Drake would be the ultimate collab. Just the whole energy around his brand can make or break a beat a lot of the times.
Tell us about any new music you have coming out? When is coming out? What is it about?
My instrumental album is out now on Spotify and all the big platforms. It’s a collection of UK inspired beats for rappers and listeners all around the world.
What does a day inside your shoes look like?
My day is filled with answering emails, organizing studio sessions, making beats and working on my goals in other areas of my life.
Anything else you want the audience to know about you?
I’m a Libra.